In 1988, the Rembrandt group founded the Swiss luxury goods company, Richemont, which in turn acquired Rembrandt's shares in Rothmans. Johann Rupert's Net Worth in 2020, Children, Houses and Cars In 2000, the Cape Tercentenary Foundation awarded him the Molteno Medal for lifetime services to cultural and nature conservation.[8]. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. ), The Ruperts also partially control two of South Africa's largest wine merchant houses, Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery (SFW) and Distillers Corporation, who together produce one of every six bottles of wine in South Africa and nearly eighty percent of the country's brandy. Anton Rupert Non-executive Director South African, born 1987 . In 1966, he was mentioned as a possible candidate for Prime Minister as a part of a "Verwoerd must go" campaign. Watch enthusiasts themselves, they established Watchfinder to provide excellence in customer experience. The Rupert family is considered one of the richest in Africa, their combined net worth of $7.9 billion put them at No. A statement from Mr Johann Rupert at the time said: “Sixteen years ago, Watchfinder’s founders foresaw the need for an online marketplace for premium pre-owned timepieces. "Cape Town is … Names of father, mother, kids, brothers & sisters: Anton Rupert Jr. (Son) Caroline Rupert (Daughter) Hanneli Rupert (Daughter) Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Tattoos, Skin, Hair & Eye Color The eldest son of the deceased business tycoon Anton and his wife Huberte, Johann Rupert currently serves as the Chairman of the luxury goods company Richemont, which is based in Switzerland, and Remgro, which is based in South Africa. These two companies have merged to form Distell Group Limited.[5]. Find high-quality Anton Rupert Jr stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. ), built a small tobacco company into a huge multinational conglomerate that encompassed hundreds of businesses in more than 30 countries. Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont. Afrikaner South African billionaire entrepreneur, businessman and conservationist, "South African Magnate Anton Rupert Dies", "Tycoon built empire from humble beginnings | Opinion | Mail & Guardian",, Chancellors of the University of Pretoria, All Wikipedia articles written in South African English, Infobox person using certain parameters when dead, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2013, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 20:34. He started his global empire with a personal investment of just £10 in 1941 becoming named on the Forbes list of 500 wealthiest families worldwide. Verwoerd was assassinated within one month, and hardliner John Vorster was endorsed by the NP caucus to replace him; Vorster was to become South Africa's longest consecutive-serving head of government. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 30-year old Mr Anton Rupert was appointed to the board of Richemont as a non executive director in 2017 and is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committee. His biography on the Richemont corporate website says he “brings valuable insight into changing consumer behaviour in digital marketing and web-based commerce. Rupert explained how and why his father Anton had taken the decision to become independent and a self-made man, often then having to go abroad to create brands and form partnerships. Rupert had also been deeply involved in environmental conservation and his companies have been prominent in funding the fine arts; since 1964 foundations established by Rembrandt have used a part of the group's profits for the promotion of education, art, music and the preservation of historical buildings. He died in his sleep at his home in Thibault Street, Stellenbosch at the age of 89, and is survived by a son Johann, a daughter Hanneli[3] and five grandchildren. Nice. [thanks jammo] He is married to wife Gaynor Rupert and they have been together for a very long while and bearing children together. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. According to his biography, Rupert's business career spanned over sixty years. Anthonij was the youngest son of Anton, who controls an international conglomerate with about $10 billion in yearly sales.
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